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Issue 59, Summer 2010

In this issue

Herman Miller’s Design for Growth, Why We Hate the Oil Companies, Getting Tensions Right, and More

Cover story

  • Leading Outside the Lines

    by Jon Katzenbach and Zia Khan
    Integrating formal metrics and informal communication can lead to new levels of performance.

Comment

  • The Third Billion

    by DeAnne Aguirre and Karim Sabbagh
    As growing numbers of women enter the economic mainstream, they will have a profound effect on global business.
  • Surviving State Capitalism

    by Art Kleiner
    Political risk expert Ian Bremmer argues that the prevailing Western corporate model faces stiff competition from government-controlled economies.
  • It Makes Sense to Adjust

    by Vinay Couto, Frank Ribeiro, and Andrew Tipping
    Business transformation is now a continuous process that most companies haven’t mastered. Here’s a formula for managing ongoing change.
  • The Promise of the Cloud Workplace

    by Andrew Jones
    Freelancers are turning to “co-working” environments for better workplace interaction. Companies could use them to boost productivity.
  • The Importance of Frugal Engineering

    by Vikas Sehgal, Kevin Dehoff, and Ganesh Panneer
    Providing new goods and services to “bottom of the pyramid” customers requires a radical rethinking of product development.
  • Cleaning the Crystal Ball

    by Tim Laseter, Casey Lichtendahl, and Yael Grushka-Cockayne
    How intelligent forecasting can lead to better decision making.
  • Measures of Leadership

    by Joe Saddi, Karim Sabbagh, and Richard Shediac
    To develop new executive talent in the Middle East, regional leaders are examining the roots of their own success.

Conversation

  • The Two Faces of Power

    by Matt Palmquist
    Powerful people often hold others to high standards, but break the rules themselves.
  • Managing Criticism

    by Matt Palmquist
    Strategies for effectively responding to negative evaluations by influential outsiders.
  • Broader Reach, More Innovation

    by Matt Palmquist
    Executives can promote innovative thinking in their managers by holding them accountable for more than what they directly control.
  • Does Location Really Matter?

    by Matt Palmquist
    For innovation-based companies, being located in an industry cluster has long been thought to enhance long-term financial prospects. This research suggests otherwise.
  • Follow the Money

    by Matt Palmquist
    Understanding how money makes its way from institutional investors to venture capitalists to entrepreneurs.